A Miracle for Beatification
Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczynski
Already the very first weeks of pregnancy predicted the danger of losing the child. The expectant mother found herself in a hospital. A successful treatment followed and her health improved. The ultrasound (USG) test performed on the last day of her hospital stay showed the fetus’s size and its heartbeat.
However, the joy wasn’t long-lived. The next day, threatening symptoms of miscarriage appeared. The following USG test proved the sad diagnosis. Since the heart had stopped and the fetus’s size had diminished, the doctor pronounced the child dead. He advised the mother to abandon pregnancy-supporting medicine. Another test made the day after confirmed his diagnosis. The doctor expected a natural miscarriage to take place soon. In a few days’ time, the woman had a follow-up appointment.
She came to see the same doctor three days later. Another USG test was performed to see if a natural miscarriage had taken place. If that had not been the case, the doctor would have to surgically remove the dead fetus. To his and the expectant mother’s amazement, the doctor discovered a heartbeat. In view of the previous, twice-confirmed diagnosis, this seemed to be impossible. The doctor decided to run tests using a different apparatus. Its result undeniably confirmed that the fetus was alive. In less than seven months after this, the family welcomed a new baby, who was born healthy and was developing properly.
This joyful news was given to us by the woman’s cousin, who also happens to be her godfather. This man came to Father Founder’s tomb to thank our Lord and Fr. Papczynski for this grace. Upon learning about his goddaughter’s serious condition and subsequent hospitalization, this man began to pray a novena through the intercession of our Founder for the intention of saving the life of the unborn child. The above-described events took place during the course of the Novena. Other family members joined in this nine-day-long prayer. The successful conclusion of this dramatic episode is due – without any doubt – to the intercession of our Founder.
We, as the Congregation, give thanks to God along with the entire family of the child for the grace of bringing back to life a dead fetus in its mother’s womb. At the same time, we ask our Founder to intercede further for all unborn children.